Approximately 130.00 seeds per gram
seed-counts are only a guide, not to be used for accurate calculations.
B and T World Seeds' reference number:
USDA average, annual, minimum temperature Zone:6
Type of plant - evergreen shrub
Flower: deep YELLOW, 8cm. racemes, frag.
Fruit: BLUE-BLACK, edible, (bletted - cooked)
Foliage: to 25cm., 5 ovate lfts., spiny, colour
Height in meters: 0.5 X spreads
Parts of Mahonia repens are considered toxic.
Common names for Mahonia repens:
is included in the following B and T World Seeds flowering plant categories:
9: Alpine and Rock Garden Seed List (Hardy and Tender)
28: Carnivorous (Insectivorous) Plant seed List
43: Herbaceous Border Plant Seed List
55: Fragrant or Aromatic Flower or Foliage Plant Seeds
57: Arid and Dry Condition Plant Seed List
76: Californian Native Plant Seed List
88: Natives of U.S.North West
94: Natives of Rocky Mountain Area U.S.A.
97: Canadian Natives Western and British Colombia
130: Ground cover Plant Seed List (see also List 133)
165: Shady Condition Plant Seed List
177: Shrubs and Trees For Autumn Colour
719: North American Native Ethnobotanicals
952: Wholesale Selection
Mahonia repens seeds will usually germinate in 90-120 days, even under good conditions germination may be erratic. Normally will only germinate with light so surface sow. Sow seeds about 1mm deep in a Peaty seed sowing mix at about 10°C.
Stratification (cold treatment or vernalization) Some seeds need to be overwintered before they will germinate. Some seeds need just a couple of weeks, others 3 months. Seeds can be stratified in dampened peat or sand, in a plastic box or bag at 4°C or 5°C in a refrigerator. The seeds should not be frozen or in a wet medium. Very small seeds can be sown on the surface of their growing medium, in pots sealed in plastic bags, and kept in the 'fridge. Many vernalized seeds need light to germinate when they are sown in the "Spring".
(Pre-chill for 3 weeks)